What Happened in December 1678

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Historical Events


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Dec 3 Edmond Halley receives MA from The Queen's College, Oxford

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 2 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
  • Dec 8 Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)
  • Dec 13 Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)
  • Dec 14 Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743)
  • Dec 29 Gotthard Wagner, German composer, born in Erding (d. 1738)
  • Dec 30 William Croft, English composer and organist, born in Nether Ettington (d. 1727)